Black Lives Matter


Airdate: January 24, 2018

Tiffany Capers is an advocate for equity and possibility. She is Managing Director for Growth, Development and Partnership for Teach for America Charlotte. She also helps lead and co-facilitate Black Lives Matter Charlotte, an initiative of The Charlotte Post Foundation, which seeks to raise awareness and develop actions to address racial and ethnic disparities. Tiffany previously served as Vice President of Community Programs & Civic Leadership Initiatives at the Foundation For The Carolinas. She is a visual artist and contributing columnist to The Charlotte Observer, and has been recognized by YWCA Charlotte Women of Achievement as a Community Champion. Tiffany holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of South Carolina and a M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of North Carolina Charlotte.    

This episode is perfect for anyone interested in Black Lives Matter and issues of education, social justice and being who we are.  


  • Tiffany explains the mission of Teach for America and what she does and why.

  • She talks about Black Lives Matter and the four critical areas and three levels it addresses.

  • Tiffany shares the message of Black Lives Matter, why it is necessary and what people don't understand about the movement.

  • She answers what it means to be woke and who decides who is woke and the marker to be sufficiently woke.

  • She shares her thoughts about the Charlotte Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force and the conclusions of the Leading on Opportunity report.

  • Tiffany reflects on growing up in South Carolina, her mom and dad, the core values that formed her, and how she is like her parents.

  • She talks about painting, being a mom, and whether she is who she wants to be.

  • Tiffany reveals what she thinks about in the middle of the night.

plus Mark's Personal Word Essay: A Painted Canvas

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  • How might we reduce racial//ethnic disparities?

  • How might we have greater equity and social justice?

  • What do you think about at 2:00 AM?

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This episode is sponsored by Blumenthal Performing Arts, celebrating its 25th year presenting the best in performing arts. 

Further support is provided by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, one of America’s leading urban public libraries, delivering exceptional services and programs, with a mission to improve lives and build a stronger community. 

And support is provided by the Arts and Science Council, Charlotte-Mecklenburg's resource hub and lead advocate for the regional cultural community, providing Culture for All.